West Springfield Town city, MA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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West Springfield Town city, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The City of West Springfield Town had a population of 28,658 as of July 1, 2016. West Springfield Town city ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Massachusetts. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for West Springfield Town city is located at latitude 42.1255 and longitude -72.6497 in Hampden County. The formal boundaries for the City of West Springfield Town (see map below) encompass a land area of 16.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0.81 sq. miles.

The City of West Springfield Town (GNIS ID: 618194) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West Springfield Town city population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for West Springfield Town city: Aries Little, City of West Springfield, Mittineague, Town of Springfield, Town of West Springfield.

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West Springfield Town city, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 28,658
Population in Households 28,482
Population in Familes 21,713
Population in Group Qrtrs 176
Population Density1 1,715
Diversity Index2 46


Total Households 12,180
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 7,128
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 12,830 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,862 (53.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,318 (41.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 650 ( 5.1%)
Median Home Value $209,877
Average Home Value $251,997


Median Household Income $54,150
Average Household Income $71,796
Per Capita Income $30,641
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.15% 0.21%
Households 0.07% 0.18%
Families 0.02% 0.14%
Median Household Income   -0.29%
Per Capita Income   1.3%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

West Springfield Town city, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Springfield Town city to the other 246 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 51 80th
Population Density1 # 102 59th
Diversity Index2 # 42 83rd
Median Household Income # 185 25th
Per Capita Income # 177 28th

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